split 1 vb split, split·ting: to divide into parts or portions: asa: to divide into factions, parties, or groupsb: to mark (a ballot) or cast or register (a vote) so as to vote for candidates of different partiesc: to divide (stock) by issuing a larger number of shares to existing shareholders usu. without increase in total par value see also stock splitd: to divide (a cause of action) into separate parts or claims for the purpose of instituting an action for less than all◇ Splitting a cause of action is usu. prohibited.vi: to become divided or separatedthe Supreme Court splitting five to four, sustained the law — R. H. Borksplit 2 adj1: divided into portions, parts, or fragmentsa split triala split stock2: divided by or in opiniona split courta split decision
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
aperture, bifurcation, bisection, breach, break, chasm, chink, cleavage, cleft, crack, crater, crevice, cut, detachment, dichotomy, difference, dilaceration, dimidiation, diremption, disagreement, disassociation, discerption, disconnection, disengagement, disjunction, dismemberment, disruption, dissection, dissension, disseverance, disunion, divarication, divergence, division, divorce, divulsion, faction, fissura, fissure, fork, fracture, furrow, gap, gash, gulf, hiatus, incision, interruption, lacuna, partage, partition, perforation, quarrel, rent, rift, rima, rip, scission, scissura, scissure, sect, segmentation, segregation, separation, severance, slit, slot, subdivision, sunderance, variance
associated concepts: split among the Circuit Courts, split in authority, split sentence, splitting a cause of action
abscind, allocate, allot, apportion, assign, bisect, break, break with, carve, chop, cleave, crack, cut, deal, detach, dichotomize, diffindere, disconnect, disjoin, dispense, dissect, dissever, distribute, disunite, divide, dole, fissure, fracture, give way, hack, halve, hew, incise, intersect, isolate, lance, mete, open, parcel out, part, part company, partition, rend, rift, rip, rive, rupture, scindere, section, segment, segregate, separate, sever, share, shiver, slash, slice, slit, snap, splinter, subdivide, sunder, tear, unbind, untie
associated concepts: split a cause of action
alienation (estrangement), apportion, bifurcate, break (separate), controversy (argument), cross (intersect), detach, dichotomize, dichotomy, disaccord (noun), disaccord (verb), disagree, disassociation, discord, discrepancy, disjoint, divide (separate), division (act of dividing), divisive, estrangement, feud, force (break), isolate, mete, part (separate), partial (part), rend, rift (disagreement), rift (gap), schism, separate (adjective), separate (verb), separation, sever, sort, subdivide, variance (disagreement)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.(1) To break into separate parts; to divide between two or more parties or entities.(2) To divide a single cause of action into several parts, each of which becomes the basis for its own action.adj.split
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.